Archive: Oct 2021

Facebook have announced a variety of new features are coming that will allow users to express themselves through music. It all feels a little MySpace-esque, however, they’re hoping the additions will enhance their focus on moments, as Tamara Hrivnak, Facebook’s Head of Music Business Development says, “moments are…
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 As Aristotle once said: “One swallow does not a summer make.” And, if Aristotle was busy Instagramming today, he would undoubtedly post: “Instagramming a TV Advert does not a Social Media strategy make’. Ok, so he may prefer Facebook over Instagram, as, let’s face it, he’s a little outside the…
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Let’s talk about the value of our client work. We’re wholly committed to doing a great job for every single one of our clients, meeting their individual needs with the aim of smashing goals and making a huge impact in the world, whether B2B, B2C or charity. The work…
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Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest…we could even push it as far as Mumsnet. Your brand could sit on all of those platforms if you truly wanted to connect to ALL demographics. But, which one is right for you? If you want to hear it from a…
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This is probably why we love social media marketing so much: everything changes continuously and evolves constantly!   Not too many years ago the idea of watching a show on a mobile device would have horrified most of us… How could a tiny little screen, such as our…
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The Messenger app for Facebook has been around for a long time, initially launched as Facebook Chat in 2008 and becoming a standalone app in 2011. New features have been added and updates made but a thorough consolidation of purpose and design has been long overdue. The…
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Let me tell you a story… The centrepiece of all business is persuasion, and the greatest vehicle to persuade is storytelling. So is it really a surprise to anyone that the Stories format is growing 15 times faster than newsfeed as a device for people to reach their audiences…
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Every year millions of creatives around the globe wait in anticipation for what is seen as the biggest creative conference in the world – Adobe MAX. Every year it leaves people walking away speechless and this year was no exception. From moving stills to designing…
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We all know that the Facebook algorithm changes almost daily at the moment. With all the constant changes, it’s hard to know what Facebook will now choose to classify as incriminating and will choose to demote, and there’s no doubt that the platform is clamping down on content.
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We’re out and about again! This time, our CEO Katy was captivated by insights at the Brandwatch Now You Know conference, learning how digging up data can open up creative opportunity for brands. Katy’s very own roundtable discussion got people from all sorts of brands fired-up, talking about…
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Twitter used to be the place for short, snappy messages. It still is, to some degree, but in the industry landscape where storytelling is everything, it’s getting more and more difficult to tell story, or even parts of your story in one Tweet. Twitter Moments allow you to create…
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There’s been a great deal of talk over the past few months of the future strategic moves that LinkedIn might be making. As always, LinkedIn is extremely slow at implementing radical changes. The result of this perpetual situation is that the social network of the working people has announced…
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One of the reasons Facebook stands above all other social media networks, is that it isn’t just a social media network. Facebook is a technology giant. That’s why it is in the same category as Google, Apple and Amazon. A lot of this tech is deployed behind the scenes,…
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Since announcing partnerships with publishers out recently, and in the past testing a more Netflix-esque offering, Snapchat brings us news of Snap Originals. Tapping into the lucrative reality show market which frequently gathers herds of young people who often morph into influencers, the new effort…
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It’s fair to say that social media receives more bad press than it gets appraisals. From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the continuous battle against fake news, the bullying problem amongst youngsters, negative effects on mental health…the list goes on. These issues shouldn’t be ignored, but sometimes…
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Ask any marketer, and they’ll tell you that generating engagement on social media all comes down to persuading your audience to respond to you. In order to persuade, you need to apply simple psychological strategies to trigger emotional responses from your audience, as a result of them viewing…
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It’s exactly 28 days until I hear our Producer and Director speak into my earpiece, issuing the famed cue I so love hearing: “And we’re live in 3, 2, 1”. The production lights will be illuminating our on-location set, and I’ll see the red lights appear on our Blackmagic…
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Facebook updates are endless. If you use the platform to share branded content, you need to know what’s changed and what’s new, but it’s just taking up so much of your time. It might seem like a whirlpool that you keep getting caught up in. Now, they’re building up…
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Can ­­Youtube exist without its UGC base? Surely not in the form we know today, but this might not just be hypothetical speculation. YouTube users are currently leaving the platform at an alarming rate, in favour of the Google video colossus. It seems to be a mix of…
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Letting your friends know where you are to have an impromptu meet-up is a nice idea and something that a number of social networks have tried, with varying success. Facebook views Snapchat’s implementation of the feature as one of the better examples of how it should be done. Given…
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A recent Facebook study using eye-tracking and device-tracking has found that TV viewers are also looking at their smartphones 31% of the time, most often at a social app. More than half of participants’ mobile time was devoted to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.
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It’s been 4 years since Facebook bought the messaging app WhatsApp for a whopping $22 billion, and so far the app has remained ad-free. However, that is about to change in 2019, as WhatsApp plans to roll out targeted ads to its more than a billion users.
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  Have you considered making Facebook Groups part of your Facebook marketing strategy? Recent research from Facebook has shown that Groups are seeing more engagement than pages. Groups allow you to start conversations in a way that feels more private, and everyone that joins the Group is likely…
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It’s easy to think that strategy is a siloed task best undertaken by a planning team, but that’s far from the case. The best strategies are delivered by a multi-disciplined team with differing levels of experience. And never more so than when it comes to social media – there…
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